National Association of Professional Women Announces Bette A. Barden, Retired Secretary United States Department of Agriculture, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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Bette A. Barden is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

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NAPW honors Bette A. Barden, Retired Secretary at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is being recogized for her for leadership in administration with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

For more than 37 years Bette Barden brought an exceptional entrepreneurial spirit while employed as a Secretary for the USDA, an agency responsible for developing and executing federal government policy on farming, agriculture, forestry, and food. In her position as the front-line Secretary on behalf of her department, Ms. Barden proved to be a role model for her business ethics and attitudes, inspiring an atmosphere of cooperation and trust between herself, her immediate supervisor and co-workers.

Ms. Bardon’s drive to succeed and her enterprising philosophy of life have always been at the core of her personal values. Her impeccable work ethic and profound determination have given her the reputation for being the go-to person for getting all projects done accurately and on time.

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